Swimming

Children of Junior age go swimming at Poolside Manor, Finchley; chosen because it provides the children of Sunnyfields with a high quality experience.

A family owned business, Poolside Manor is one of North London's leading independent swimming tuition centres that prioritises the safety, comfort and happiness of the children. The facility is designed in a unique way. Their pool has an extended shallow end to build beginner confidence. The entire pool length is scaled by a purpose-built viewing gallery to enable the class teachers to observe their children at all times. During our lessons, Sunnyfields has full access to Poolside Manor and we do not have to share any of the facilities with the public or other schools. The changing rooms are pleasant and the children have access to warm showers before and after their swimming sessions.

Poolside Manor maintains water quality of the highest standard. They regularly refresh the water rather than adding high levels of chlorine that can irritate skin or cause breathing disorders. Poolside Manor is appreciated by the children particularly because the pool is heated to a very comfortable 31+ degrees, enabling all our children to enjoy their experience all year round.

Poolside Manor is an approved RLSS tuition centre and STA Centre of Excellence. All of their teaching staff hold teaching, first aid and lifeguard qualifications. The teachers share our philosophy and values towards teaching; meet the standards that we demand and ensure our children make good progress. The classes are split into four groups so that children swim in small ability groups. If the children need additional support and encouragement the teachers get into the water with them. This is fantastic for less confident beginners.

Children of Junior age, go weekly on Fridays for half the academic year. Regular testing takes place and children are awarded with badges and certificates to motivate and reward progress.

All swimmers are required to wear hats to maintain water quality.

All children are expected to wear appropriate swimwear; no bikinis, beach shorts or earrings.